Musical Birthday

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hi dear friends,

It's been ages since I played along with the challenges at Lulupu, but this fortnight's challenge-- Black-n-white with a pop of colour--had my creative juices flowing. So I made a card ( No surprises there, I know!!) which is not CAS ( NOW you are surprised, aren't you?? :P) .
Also linking it to Seize the birthday Challenge--Anything goes(No toppings, please)
 Please have a look.

Piano card

Please note--- I have used yellow colour in three varying shades along with the black and white, but I have absolutely NO idea, why the dark yellow appears to be orange in the pictures !! It is actually a darker shade of yellow, like that of a ripe mango, I can assure you that. Just clarifying myself because I don't intend to break any challenge

I saw this card on the Pinterest but haven't found any tutorials for it. There are some templates available for making this kind of card, but I found it difficult to stick to those measurements so I went with my own. 
A pocket with a tag inside

The shape of the card and the black-n-white keys are cut with the help of my craft scissors. The musical sheet that is stuck over the inner side is hand-drawn ( the one you see on the card box is a printout I had been hoarding since long).

Closer view of the quilling

The flowers on the outer panel of the card are quilled using 3 mm quilling strips from the yellow family pack.Added a pocket inside the card for a sentiment tag(and any personal note if you wish) to be inserted. Finished it off with pearls.

I made this card for my younger brother who celebrated his 24th birthday this month. He loves music, so I planned to go for this piano card. You must be thinking -a card for a guy and flowers?? Well, my brother is a biggest admirer and critic of my work, and he likes to see my quilling, so for this particular card, I went beyond the general limitations of gender stereotyping(no butterflies or flowers for a man, pink for girls and blue for guys) and went ahead with what I believed would make him happy. :)
 box with the card inside
The box

Would love to hear your views about this. :)

Thanks for visiting me today.


  1. So many surprises Jasleen !! No CAS card , hand drawn shape n music notes WOW ! Loved the quilled flowers n the box is elegant !

  2. ur quilled flowers are a treat to the eyes Jasleen. Love ur card.... i had made a similar piano card long back, and yes following our own measurement is much easier.
    all the best

  3. beautiful card Jasleen... love your quilled flowers... love this card!! I might lift it.. Pinning it to my board :)
    Moxie Craftie

  4. It is a beautiful gift to your bro on his birthday. Convey my birthday wishes to him jas

  5. Card is sooo pretty, Jasleen!! Love your take on black, white and Pop color. Gorgeous Piano!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Lulupu challenge this fortnight!! Good luck

  6. Wow!! Its amazing. Great quilling work. Superb . great gift for your brother's birthday.

  7. AMAZING Jasleen, you are right I was surprised this card was made by you but it sure shows how creative you are.,the quilling is stunning. Your brother is going to love this x

  8. What a gorgeous piano card, Jasleen. It definitely came as a surprise to see you doing such a layered card. You've done such beautiful quilling and the whole concept of creating a piano shaped card with keys and a matching box really looks fabulous!

    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu Challenge #39 and Best of luck :)

  9. Wonderful card jasleen... your quilled flowers and the piano looks great... I liked this very much..

  10. Hi Jasleen,
    Such a stylish and awesome card!! I really admired every aspect of it including you bypassing all the gender stereotypes :) I know it carries such warm and affectionate wishes. :) Totally gorgeous!! :)

  11. Gorgeous card jasleen. .love the piano shape and your amazing quilling and the lovely color combo. .I too hate the gender stereo typing which starts even before a baby is born! Good you decided to break it .

  12. From quilling to perfection in the shape, this is a master piece :) love u creativity !

  13. So Creative Jasleen!!! What an AWESOME piano card....Love!!!

  14. Awesome Piano card Jasleen.. ! love the shape and the box is elegant ..quilled flowers are so beautiful.. :)

  15. What a unique card. Love the quilling and pretty colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  16. Oh my heavens! What a work of art Jasleen! Wow! Your quilling is AMAZING! What a stunning gift! Thanks for sharing. Xxx

  17. Beautiful and very original. I am guessing this special card will go to a very special person.

  18. What a clever clear any music themed creation and a piano shaped card is fantastic!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  19. Wow! Jasleen, this is fantastic.. :)


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